Archives for November 2012

One of the funny Movember pics I’ve seen

Movember is a very fine cause that’s grown and grown over the past few years. Some of the moustaches grown can be a little sparse, but on the other end of the extreme there’s impressive efforts like this:


I happen to know the subject of this photo and he has a huge commitment to the cause: why not donate to someone you know who’s taking part? And I have to admit I’m glad I didn’t see the pre-back shave photo!

OSX Lion: How do you remove the modem icon from the system menu?

How do you remove the modem icon from the system menu?I think it’s safe to say most of us don’t use a modem anymore, internal or external. So it’s annoyed me for years that the modem icon still appears in the system menu at the top of your screen, just near the time.

So it was with some pleasure I worked out how to get rid of it and it’s pretty damn simple to do: you hold down the command key while clicking and dragging the icon downwards to remove it – the same way you remove an icon from the Dock.

How simple is that?

[Pic via Endgagdget]

Three Dead Bodies

Three dead bodies turn up at the mortuary, all with very big smiles on their faces! The coroner calls the police to tell them what has happened.

The Coroner tells the Inspector: “First body: An Italian, 60, died of heart failure while with his mistress. Hence the enormous smile”.

‘Second body: “Scotsman, 25, won a thousand pounds on the Lottery, spent it all on whiskey, died of alcohol poisoning, hence the smile”.

The Inspector asked “What of the third body?”

“Ah” says the coroner “This is the most unusual one. Danny O’Neil, Irish, 30, struck by lightning”.

“Why is he smiling then?” inquires the Inspector.

“Thought he was having his picture taken”.

Huey Lewis Now Needs A Credit Card to Ride This Train

Huey Lewis Now Needs A Credit Card to Ride This Train

Made via this handy little website

Procrastination and Virtual Worlds as ‘Work’

I just wanted to briefly post a piece as I’m more than acutely aware that it’s been well over a month since anything new has appeared here. It’s definitely not due to a lack of interest in virtual worlds, and it’s not just because life has been busy. It’s a combination of reasons but there are two that dominate.

First, I am studying for my PhD and my research focus is on the use of virtual worlds in simulating clinical situations for health professionals. So on top of the rest of my life, the little time niche I have for virtual worlds tends to be taken up with that, plus some. Following virtual worlds developments since starting this site in 2006 has been no end of help in my studies, but I obviously need to delve even deeper and that comes at the expense of chasing information outside of my fairly narrow research area.

Second, and I feel like I’m being a philanderer saying it, but I’m enjoying plain old gaming more when I do have spare time. It’s why I set up a blog dedicated to MMOs, because my recreation time is pretty much taken up in that sphere. There’s quiet the community of writers there, because each person is very passionate about their MMO and they love writing about it.

So what does that mean for The Metaverse Journal? Nothing drastic really, unless we’re able to build a larger community of writers. ┬áIf you love virtual worlds, no matter which one it is, and you’d like to have a forum for your opinions, then drop us a line. Even with the lesser activity we still have tens of thousands of individuals drop by each month. I’ll still be adding content here and there as well.

That’s really the worst-case scenario: a couple of posts per months at best. Unless of course you have any other suggestions – I’d love to hear them!

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